I was a client of Attorney Soares’ and she assisted me with a criminal matter. Ashling worked tirelessly to provide quality legal representation. When you're faced with some of the most critical decisions in your life, Ashling is that dedicated lawyer that will assist you every step of the way.

Ashley

(Guilford. CT) 

I highly recommend Ashling to anyone that has a need for representation regarding labor and employment. She has a deep understanding of the laws around employment and prompt and cohcise communication impressed me with her "style. I would absolutely use her services again, and can tell" anyone who is seeking to resolve a labor issue that Ashling is genuinely concerned about her clients and will do...

AL

(Guilford. CT) 

I highly recommend Ashling to anyone that has a need for representation regarding labor and employment. She has a deep understanding of the laws around employment and prompt and cohcise communication impressed me with her "style. I would absolutely use her services again, and can tell" anyone who is seeking to resolve a labor issue that Ashling is genuinely concerned about her clients and will do...

AL

(Guilford. CT) 

I highly recommend Ashling to anyone that has a need for representation regarding labor and employment. She has a deep understanding of the laws around employment and prompt and cohcise communication impressed me with her "style. I would absolutely use her services again, and can tell" anyone who is seeking to resolve a labor issue that Ashling is genuinely concerned about her clients and will do...

AL

(Guilford. CT) 

I highly recommend Ashling to anyone that has a need for representation regarding labor and employment. She has a deep understanding of the laws around employment and prompt and cohcise communication impressed me with her "style. I would absolutely use her services again, and can tell" anyone who is seeking to resolve a labor issue that Ashling is genuinely concerned about her clients and will do...

AL

(Guilford. CT) 

When it comes to your family, you need an attorney that you can rely on to be empathetic, patient, and thorough. We are ready to help you through this stressful and emotional time in your life. We represent clients in a wide range of areas including:

• DCF Investigations
• Child Neglect and Abuse Proceedings in Juvenile Court
• Divorce & Separation
• Pre-Nuptial & Post-Nuptial Agreements
• Child Custody
• Child Support
• Post-Judgment Enforcement Actions
• Mediation

Having handled hundreds of neglect and abuse cases as a child protective agency attorney, I have the first-hand experience you need when dealing with DCF. Using my in-depth knowledge of these cases from the inside, I will work tirelessly to get DCF out of your and your family’s lives as quickly and painlessly as possible. I have years of experience handling a divorce, custody, and related matters. I am also a trained divorce mediator. 

family law

litigation & adr

Ashling Soares Law has extensive experience in litigating matters involving commercial disputes, business divorces, contract disputes, business fraud claims, employment discrimination claims, defamation claims, education-related claims, and more. As skilled trial lawyers, we zealously represent both plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts across Connecticut.

In addition, we assist clients in reaching alternative solutions to their disputes, through avenues such as mediation and arbitration. We take the time to really get to know each client and dispute, in order to find creative solutions that avoid the need for lengthy and costly litigation.



Our firm specializes in matters relating to the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Special education law is a complicated area of law, with many state and federal statutes and regulations. From Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) to 504 plans, we have the experience you need to get the results you want. Ashling Soares Law also routinely represents students and parents in other education related matters, including:

• Suspension, expulsion, and other student disciplinary matters
• Negligence by School Officials
• Bullying
• Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) matters
• Residency Issues
• Educational Neglect and Truancy


education law

employment 

You know those worries that keep you up at night? Is my business protected? Do I have the right contracts? Leave that to me. Starting a business can be an emotional roller coaster. Ashling Soares Law aims to take the burden off your shoulders by properly setting up your business, drafting and reviewing contracts, and negotiating the best deal for you. 

Connecticut law protects employees from wrongful termination and other unfair employment actions, and we are dedicated to advocating for employees’ rights under these laws. We have represented numerous clients faced with wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, wage and hour violations, FMLA violations, and more. Using our passionate, goal-oriented approach, we have been able to help clients regain their employment, collect wrongfully denied income, and obtain court awards of both compensatory and punitive damages.

We also routinely draft, review and negotiate employment contracts, severance agreements, where the ultimate goal is to negotiate terms that are favorable to you, and compensation that you deserve.

Business & contracts

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Westport, CT 06880

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New York, NY 10175